A Political and Literary Forum
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
And its cure.
“What should be the starting point for twenty-first-century thought?”
On Larry Siedentrop's Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism.
Scientists have discarded the moral authority that previously accrued to their vocation.
When it comes to consent, feminists and Christians agree.
One of the largest peaceful protest movements in recent world history.
Guobin Yang, Ran Liu
It's like asking if slavery is good economic policy.
Fifty years later, One-Dimensional Man looks more prescient than its author could have imagined.
Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?
In Thrown, Kerry Howley explores the fleeting ecstasy of a brutal sport.
A little surveillance can do us a lot of good.
William H. Simon
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
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David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
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